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Research reveals Egypt's mobile app users are predominantly young
Research reveals Egypt's mobile app users are predominantly young

A new Arab Advisors Group survey of Egypt's mobile application users revealed that 75% of adult mobile apps users in Egypt are younger than 34 years of age...

24 Nov 2014 12:02

SA schools get opportunity to enter Dubai Lynx International Festival of Creativity 2015
SA schools get opportunity to enter Dubai Lynx International Festival of Creativity 2015

Schools in the Middle East have an opportunity to enter the Dubai Lynx International Festival of Creativity 2015 through the FP7 School Print Competition. Entries close on 11 December 2014...

18 Nov 2014 10:38

Social networks 'in denial' on extremist use: senior UK spy
Social networks 'in denial' on extremist use: senior UK spy

LONDON, UK: Social media sites have become "the command-and-control networks of choice for terrorists", the new head of Britain's electronic spying agency GCHQ says...

5 Nov 2014 11:06

Jailed Al Jazeera journalists get retrial date
Jailed Al Jazeera journalists get retrial date

Al Jazeera has announced that there's finally a retrial date for its journalists in jail in Egypt. On 1 January 2015 the imprisoned journalists will have the appeals against their convictions considered... (video)

23 Oct 2014 14:10

Development Diaries launches The Social Media Awards Africa
Development Diaries launches The Social Media Awards Africa

The Social Media Awards Africa (SMAA) is a premier continental initiative, launched to recognise and celebrate excellence, creativity and the impact of social media...

22 Oct 2014 08:13

Jumia Egypt, Sony announce partnership success
Jumia Egypt, Sony announce partnership success

One of the first brands to sign up for Jumia Egypt's shop-in-shop concept was Sony, and the retailer has reportedly already noted a significant increase in sales of its products...

21 Aug 2014 13:45

Vodafone Egypt, Ericsson to enhance network quality in Cairo
Vodafone Egypt, Ericsson to enhance network quality in Cairo

Ericsson has recently partnered with Vodafone Egypt, signing a three year managed services agreement to deliver network field maintenance services to improve the quality of its network covering...

6 Aug 2014 06:29

Egypt court says "devil guided" jailed Al Jazeera journalists
Egypt court says "devil guided" jailed Al Jazeera journalists

An Egyptian court that jailed three Al Jazeera journalists for alleged ties with Islamists said on Tuesday that "the devil guided" the group to spread false news defaming the country...

23 Jul 2014 07:26

Ethiopian lawyer trying to get bloggers freed
Ethiopian lawyer trying to get bloggers freed

The lawyer for a group of detained Ethiopian bloggers and reporters said he intended filing a civil suit against the country's police for holding them without charge for nearly three months.

18 Jul 2014 09:05

Media freedom requires commitment to truth
Media freedom requires commitment to truth

Freedom of expression has been placed at the top of the international media's agenda by events in Egypt and the UK during the past 10 days...

By Pallo Jordan 5 Jul 2014 11:53

JWT Cairo appoints new ECD
JWT Cairo appoints new ECD

Marketing communications brand, JWT, has appointed award-winning Abdelsalam Abdelsalam as Executive Creative Director in Cairo.

9 Jun 2014 12:48

Jumia Egypt launches 'shop-in-shop'
Jumia Egypt launches 'shop-in-shop'

Niyi Aderibigbe, reporting on Ventures Africa, says that Jumia Egypt has launched 'shop-in-shop', an online shop for retailers.

4 Jun 2014 11:49

Laine Barnard
The story of the African consumer

Trying to define the average African consumer is near impossible. Tastes and shopping habits are unique to each country, with differences found between regions and even cities within a country.

By Laine Barnard 3 Jun 2014 08:59

Famous Brands revenue up 12%, expands further in Africa
Famous Brands revenue up 12%, expands further in Africa

Famous Brands, which owns Steers‚ Wimpy and Debonairs, plans to open 243 new restaurants in the coming year after reporting record turnover and profit for the year. It is also planning to enter Angola and Ghana.

By Zeenat Moorad 20 May 2014 06:29

Social media is a key for terror groups
Social media is a key for terror groups

WASHINGTON, USA: Al-Qaeda and other terrorist groups have expanded their online presence with increased use of social media, creating new challenges for thwarting attacks, said a study released Wednesday, 14 May.

15 May 2014 07:29

Egypt providing embassies with e-readers for diaspora voting
Egypt providing embassies with e-readers for diaspora voting

Egypt's Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) is providing 180 e-readers to 41 Egyptian embassies around the world to be used in the country's national elections this month.

By Chris Udemans 14 May 2014 10:00

Famous Brands "establishes platform for growth" in MENA
Famous Brands "establishes platform for growth" in MENA

Famous Brands on Wednesday, 9 April 2014, said it had established a strong platform for growth in the Middle East and North Africa regions with the signing of a master license agreement for Saudi Arabia‚ Lebanon‚ Morocco‚ Iran and Egypt.

By Zeenat Moorad 11 Apr 2014 11:32

Danette Breitenbach
Bottom line: It's about Africa

Africa is the story, actually the big story is Africa*. This was the message from Malcolm Horne, of Broll at the fourth South African Council of Shopping Centres (SACSC) annual research conference.

By Danette Breitenbach 11 Apr 2014 09:35

ZenithOptimedia releases its 'Global Adspend' forecasts
ZenithOptimedia releases its 'Global Adspend' forecasts

According to ZenithOptimedia's new Advertising Expenditure Forecasts, global adspend will be boosted this year by the three 'semi-quadrennial' events...

9 Apr 2014 10:03

Call to public to send messages to detained journalists via social media
Call to public to send messages to detained journalists via social media

Al Jazeera is urging people to send their own personal messages to the detainees, Peter Greste, Mohammed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed, on social media using the hashtag #FreeAJStaff on Twitter, Vine and Instagram.

8 Apr 2014 07:50

Luxor African Film Festival winners
Luxor African Film Festival winners

16-24 March 2014 saw the third edition of the Luxor African Film Festival take place in Luxor, Egypt. Congratulations to all the winners!

27 Mar 2014 13:53

TV news presenters join forces to help free detained journalists
TV news presenters join forces to help free detained journalists

Prominent presenters from multiple news organisations have highlighted the importance of journalism by uniting to create a 40-second film which ends with a collage of photos of journalists muted as part of the FreeAJStaff campaign.

27 Mar 2014 07:50

Egypt's retail industry to benefit from investment
Egypt's retail industry to benefit from investment

Majid Al-Futtaim, a Dubai-based retail giant, is planning to build four new shopping malls in Cairo for $1.6 billion as well as establish 32 new hypermarkets for $700 million, according to a report on Ventures Africa.

13 Mar 2014 12:23

Egyptian film nominated for Oscar, unavailable in Egypt
Egyptian film nominated for Oscar, unavailable in Egypt

Egyptian film "The Square", named after the infamous Tahrir Square which has been the centrepoint of anti-government protests over recent years, has been nominated for an Oscar, although the film is not available to watch in Egypt. (video)

By Gabriella Mulligan 3 Mar 2014 08:44

Global Day of Action in support of detained journalists
Global Day of Action in support of detained journalists

Thursday, 27 February 2014 saw a Global Day of Action take place in over 30 countries in support of Al Jazeera's detained journalists in Egypt.

27 Feb 2014 07:47

Jazeera journalists go on trial in Egypt
Jazeera journalists go on trial in Egypt

An Egyptian court on Thursday opened the trial of Al-Jazeera journalists that has sparked an international outcry, as an Australian reporter said from the caged dock that justice would prevail.

24 Feb 2014 10:35

Anton Harber
Bloomberg's Africa media plan raises questions

It may be imprudent to write this about someone who is spending $10m on African journalism. But then, of all the things I have been accused of in my time, prudence was never among them.

By Anton Harber 7 Feb 2014 05:23

Naseem Javed
Rebellion in the Dotcom Kingdom

TORONTO, CANADA: Since the invention of the internet, suddenly the phrase 'dot com' became the single most powerful word of the century...

By Naseem Javed 6 Feb 2014 09:41

Egypt to try 20 Al-Jazeera journalists
Egypt to try 20 Al-Jazeera journalists

CAIRO, EGYPT: Egyptian prosecutors on Wednesday referred to trial 20 journalists working with Al-Jazeera television network, including four foreigners accused of "airing false news."

31 Jan 2014 09:32

Twitter suspends account of Hamas armed wing
Twitter suspends account of Hamas armed wing

GAZA CITY - A Twitter account of Hamas's armed wing has been suspended by administrators, the Palestinian Islamist movement said Thursday, 23 January, accusing the social media site of censorship.

24 Jan 2014 08:12

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